Police recover stolen music memorabilia


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After a three-week investigation, which included multiple search warrants, Portland police helped the Oregon Music Hall of Fame recover historic musical memorabilia.

Approximately 70 guitars autographed by George Clinton, Arlo Guthrie, The Monkees and Portland’s own Portugal. The man, among other items, was stolen from a storage locker at the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on February 20.

Some Portland businesses are keeping the mask requirement for now

The Central Ward Response Team (NRT) was tasked with the investigation and was able to uncover suspicious information and identify several locations where they believe stolen items were stored. Central NRT investigators obtained a warrant to search a residence in Fairview and two storage units in Gresham.

On Tuesday, March 15, Central NRT and members of the Portland Police Detective Division served the warrants and recovered several hundred stolen items. Additionally, investigators recovered 30 other guitars and nearly two dozen memorabilia, including signed posters, photos and album covers believed to belong to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, in an installation in Damascus.

Central NRT is coordinating with the Hall of Fame to have the property returned.

Tualatin man convicted of murdering his mother in 2018

The suspect is identified as Eric Michael Lamberton, 40. He was remanded to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree aggravated robbery, with additional charges expected as the investigation continues.

Other alleged stolen property includes a Graco Industrial gas-powered airless paint sprayer and a Zodiac brand rubber fighting gear (including exclusive accessories and tools). Investigators believe the two are valued at more than $15,000 each. Investigators want to identify the owners of these objects.


About Author

Comments are closed.